Reaching outside of the CRYENGINE itself, today's interview is with our Audio Director Florian Füsslin, who is currently spending a lot of his time making sure that HUNT will sound appropriately creepy.
Name and position
Florian Füsslin, Audio Director
Why did you want to work in the games industry and how did you get started?
I have been playing instruments since I was three years old and been in touch with computer games since the early 90’s. While studying Audio Engineering in Berlin, the idea formed to combine my beloved two hobbies to a job would just be the right thing. Therefore I applied for an internship at Crytek which they replied positively. So I started my career at Crytek in February 2006.
What are you working on at the moment? What's first on your to-do list? (That you can talk about)
As part of the Central Audio Team I am responsible for all the projects in Frankurt. So most of my time I currently spend on the game HUNT, but also on managerial elements such as the Crytek Audio Library, Licensing support and Marketing Trailer.
What music do you listen to at work?
Since listening to Audio is the major part of my job, I can’t listen to music in the background.
What tools are you using at the moment?
Nuendo 7 from Steinberg is my Digital Audio Workstation to design sounds. For Game Implementation we are using the Middleware Wwise from Audiokinetic and of course our CRYENGINE.
What types of games do you like, and what is your favorite game of all time?
I am a big fan of First Person Shooters – even though my ESL times in Day of Defeat are long over (laughs). I do enjoy playing a couple rounds of World of Tanks, when I get to it in the evening. But my all-time favorite will probably remain Diablo 2 Lord of Destruction – even though Diablo 3 is a really strong successor.
What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
Having good food or a dinner together with my girlfriend and friends is always relaxing for me.
Where are you going on your next vacation?
I will visit friends in Argentina over Christmas and New Year and will combine this with visiting Patagonia, Buenos Aires and Cordoba.
Do you have any tips for people wanting to get started in the industry?
Don’t be afraid to ask people – regardless of their position. And obviously play Games and keep on playing them. That’s what we started out for, right?
Thanks to Florian- if you have any additional questions for him, feel free to ask away!
All the best,
The CRYENGINE team.